The ancient Hazorites created a unique wool business 3,700 years ago, while all the other great powers of the ancient Middle East continued to rely on the hardy goat, which tended not to flop over and die.
There wasn’t a single mass exodus 60,000 years ago but a seepage of small groups – and some survived, says Prof. Michael Petraglia
Repurposed over the ages, the slab tells the story of religion in the Middle East
Tomb said to contain at least six skulls, large number of bones not protected by law that guards antiquities dating from before 1700
Wakaleo was about the size of a basset hound and thrived at top of Australian food chain, but it couldn't adapt to climate change 16 million years ago
Archaeological Enigma Resolved: Meteorites Were the Origin of All Things Iron Predating the Iron Age
Archaeologists had long been puzzled by iron tools dating thousands of years before iron smelting developed, but no, there was no precocious smelting, geochemists have concluded
The monumental buildings on Temple Mount, Jerusalem turn out to have been decorated chiefly with images of plants and geometric forms, patient researcher finds
Prehistoric rock art in Saudi Arabia adds to 13,000-year-old burials in Israel with pets, dog pottery in ancient Iran, a Phoenician predilection for pooch and canine cemeteries in Ashkelon
The temple, or it may have been a palace, had been burned down by Jewish forces who conquered the region, converted surviving locals and built ritual baths
DNA analysis of seeds and bones unearthed on the tiny island of Motya show that they came from the ancient Levant, brought by the Phoenicians to Sicily.
One mystery surrounding the tomb had been the origin and date of the marble slab at the bottom of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
For a decade, an Israeli archaeologist and his Polish colleague have excavated at the Sobibor death camp, removing some 70,000 objects from the blood-soaked soil – including a pendant belonging to a girl born just after Anne Frank. Who was that girl?
Discovery of Greek dedication from 1,500 years ago indicates to archaeologists that they have finally found the Roman-Byzantine city of Ashdod-Yam, right by Ashdod
The discovery includes a crystal head sculpture and coins dating back to Rome's first emperor, Augustus
Flint tool school? Rocks that hominin kids seem to have practiced on, found in Qesem Cave in Israel, suggest that modern humans may have developed much earlier than thought
Basalt carving may have graced an ancient synagogue in Bethsaida, archaeologists surmise: It's like other synagogue decorations found in the area
Archaeology has provided precious little evidence for the biblical account of a powerful Judaic kingdom 3,000 years ago, but the sheer extent of copper mining in Timna, when Egypt was in a state of collapse, is otherwise hard to explain
Over many centuries, hundreds of ships sank along what is now the coast of Israel. Report from a cruise on a replica of the oldest found so far
The eggplant, which was probably brought to the Holy Land during the Persian conquest, joined crops grown locally for thousands of years to became a local staple
Prehistoric Caucasians may also have invented huge, oddly unsteady ceramic jars to hold the wine – but the Chinese may have made mixed sweet wine much earlier